The answer is you should always list what you were doing during those periods of time that you were not in the workforce. If you were a stay at home mom or dad then put it down and list any volunteer work, committees, etc. that you have been involved with during that period of time. The same would go for a sick family member or lack of work. It is better to put in what you were doing then to leave a blank of two or more years because the recruiter is going to ask you anyway.
While you were out of work if you kept up with computer skills, social media or the latest and greatest in today’s workforce make sure to list it on your resume.
Do not be afraid to go back out into the workforce as I am sure each one of you has a lot to offer. It is one giant step in the beginning but you will be glad you made it. There is a job out there waiting for you and if it takes a while to find it then the other jobs were not meant to be.
Have a great weekend! Going to see fireworks tonight!!